Tuesday, 28 April 2009


Just a quick blog from me before off to work.

Here is my DCM challenge card, not as quick as last week but then again I don't think I ever will be that quick again. lol

This week Lythan wants your help through this dare...
The challenge was to use a big bloom - well I think I've achieved that as my bloom nearly covers my whole card. haha. I also claim my extra point please. :)

The papers are Cosmo Cricket Jitterbug Collection and the blooms were from Junkitz and Bubbly Funk.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

May Inchies

Hello, second day in a row I've blogged. Phew! Well today I am showing you my inchies I made for the Bubbly Funk May Inchie Swap. This months' theme was, "faces". My faces have come courtesy of an old edition of Elle magazine. I don't think any of the people are famous apart from the bearded man with long hair who is apparently a European hairstylist!!! - so it said in the magazine - and no I don't think they meant ZZTop's hairstylist either. lolI coloured the background using Ranger Distress Ink Pads and tool and doodled around the edge with black and white gel pens.

I'm looking forward to the June swap! Check out Bubbly Funk for lots of fun challenges and swaps.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

back to school

Well back to school so not any posts this week. Well I'm here to put that right now!

I want to show you my latest 52Q tags they are number 13 and 14. Still two behind I think. Oh dear never mind there is always tomorrow. haha

The first one is:- What was my worst (or best) hairstyle experience. Well it has to be when I thought I would be a good idea to have a perm. eek! How wrong was I. haha I liked it at the time only regretting it when it started to grow out literally, it grew outwards not downwards. lol
The next question was:- What was the last good book you read?
Considering I have only read one book this year I put that one. It was a good book too. Kat bought me it for Christmas after we both had been to see French and Saunders on their farewell tour. That was a really great evening too. :)Thanks for looking please leave a comment.

Thanks Karen, yes the book I read was "Dear Fatty" by Dawn French. tee hee Can you tell I fell asleep at the pc. True!!!!

Friday, 17 April 2009

DCM Challenge

Over on the Daring Card Makers blog their challenge this week has been set by Rein. The challenge is:-

I'm daring you to make a masculine card Games and Toys for Boys put a race track, dart board, vehicle... on your card.

As luck has it I had to make a card for my 18 year old nephew. I know he doesn't read my blog - why would he? He is young and has better fish to fry over on Facebook and the like. lol I picked a football theme as he is an Arsenal fan - yuck! I am a Tottenham lass and it does pain me to make the kit look like an Arsenal one. lol

I used Three Bugs in a Rug papers and Penny Black stamps to make the numbers, Woodware stamps to make the football shirt and cup and for the lettering the stamps came from Papermania. The other papers are from my general stash and I used a black gel pen and white pen to do the doodling.What do you think?
Please leave a comment I love to read them.
ta. x

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Kathy's Waffle Sketch 2009 #8

Hi on this wet Thursday.
Hope you are all managing to stay dry?

I made this card last night using Kathy's sketch #8. Please check out her Sketch Blog for lots of great sketches and her personal blog too for lots of crafty inspiration. For this sketch Kathy has offered some blog candy to the luck person pulled out of the hat. Good luck everyone that enters.

I also got inspired by the flowers over on Bubbly Scrumptious Blog that Kathy created. Very easy to do and very effective.

Haven't got anyone to send this too just now so it will go in my reserve box. Next card I need is for my 18 year old nephew - don't think this fits the bill somehow. lol

Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings. x

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Those reindeer are back again

Sorry folks are you getting fed up of my Christmas Reindeer yet? I know I am. lol I still have 6 of the blighters left. haha I don't know what I am going to put on my Christmas cards when these reindeer run out.

Well here are two more Christmas cards for the 25th Club over on Bubbly Funk. I prefer the pink one. I went a bit made with the trees on the second one. lol
Thanks for stopping by. Comments are appreciated. x

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


Over on Bubbly Funk I have been taking part in the monthly inchie swap. Inchies are inch square works of art on any chosen theme. April's theme was birds and I didn't have a bird stamp or anything bird related so had to draw my own. Again I used the chicken image from Jane Chapman, children's book illustrator. I did have fun with all these chickens - 16 in total.

Well I have decided to put my inchie collection into an old scrapbook and very lovely I think they look too. I have glued the inchies into place using Glossy Accents as some ofthe inchies are made on chipboard and stampbord which gives them extra dimension. Perfect!

Thanks for looking and I will show next months, which is themed "faces", when I have completed them.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Tag Circle Journal

Hello all.

I have got my circle journal to show you this morning. I have had it back for a few weeks' but haven't got round to showing you all yet. Well here it is. The journal began it's journey last October over on Bubbly Funk and I wanted to make mine with chipboard and just have the theme as "Tags". I asked everyone to decorate one tag but on both sides.

I think everyone has done a fantastic job and each day I turn the pages and have a different one displayed in my sitting room. My ever changing work of art. I love it. A big thanks to all the contributors.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Friday, 10 April 2009

April Calendar Page

Morning blogland.

Here is my April page of the Crafty Calendar created by the very talented people on Bubbly Funk. This month's calendar girl is Kaz who is a very clever woman with a sewing machine and knitting needles too. :)

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Q11 & 12 oF 52

Hi and today I'd like to show you two of my Emily Falconbridge 52Q tags.
A little late but nevertheless they are now done.
Q12 was inspired by the talented Claudine Hellmuth and it was really fun to do, I can see me trying more of these in the future.
Have a great day!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Yay! Easter holidays start here

Two weeks off work...... yay! I really must get lots done both crafty and housework (yes I know it is a dirty work - haha get it - see what I did there? lol) but it has to be done and if I want to do more creative stuff then Sunj has to see the house looking good so he thinks I have spent all day cleaning. Well that is my plan anyway.

So first up to show you is one of this month's Christmas cards for the 25 Club over on the Bubbly Funk forum.

Love the colours on this one and everything was just lying around my desk and I just shuffled bits together and this card popped out. What do you think?